Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Boston Main Campus
Division/College: College of Science
FT/PT: Full Time
We are seeking one full time Research Technician for an NIH-funded project studying imaging biomarkers of affect, cognition, and motivation that act to protect memory in normal aging and in those who are at risk for Alzheimer's Disease. This research is in conjunction with the Dickerson Neuroimaging Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and the Lifespan Emotional Development Lab at Northeastern University.
This project employs simultaneous MRI and PET scanning in conjunction with affective and motivational tasks, various experimental and neuropsychological measures of memory and cognitive function, and continuous psychophysiological measurements, all to investigate the structural, functional, and molecular circuit dynamics in cognitively normal older adults with or without brain imaging markers of Alzheimer's disease. There will be opportunities to study how affective and motivational factors influence memory and health using both basic and pathophysiological systems neuroscience approaches.
The research will take place at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, located in the incredible scientific and translational environment of the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Charlestown Navy Yard campus, as well as at Northeastern University.
1.Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, MATLAB, shell scripting, R) and comfort with diverse computing environments. 2.B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Math, Neuroscience, or Mathematical Psychology, or in a related field.
Prior experience in working with human brain imaging data using common software packages (e.g., FreeSurfer, FSL, SPM, AFNI) is a significant plus but not required.
Requisition Number: STFR005327
Internal Number: 60339
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